An Experience to Remember - But Not Chronicled!

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Those who know me, also know I always carry a camera with me.  I preach there will be experiences in life you will want to record to pixels for future revisitation of special times.

This has been a bitter-sweet day, a testament to not following my own advice.

At mid-day, I noticed a pickup truck on the road in front of me.  In the back was a massive creature that I thought at first was the largest most gorgeous dog I had ever seen.  Yet, on closer examination, it seemed more wolf than dog.  It wasn't long before the truck turned into a local shopping center, and parked in front of a restaurant.  I quickly followed.  I asked the owner, what kind of animal it was. They responded that it was a Hybrid - Half Wolf and half Husky.  

Thor was one of the most amazing creatures I have encountered. Extremely affectionate, and majestic looking at the same time.  I petted and loved on him for quite some time.  When I started to walk away, he put his head back and howled at the sky as if it were a star and moon populated night.  I quickly returned for another bout of petting, hoping he would be more content.

Yep folks, you guessed it.  This was one of those rarest of experiences - My time with Thor, and the sad realization that I had absolutely no camera with me, not even my cellphone!

Lesson learned. . .Always travel with a lens!

Using the free photo editing tool, Photofunia, I created the drawing above. It is from a Wolf-Dog picture I found on the net, which looked most like Thor. But, Thor was larger!


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Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - I feel your sorrow for not having a camera when you needed it. Maybe it was best for Thor not to be photographed but to be petted and loved by you when he needed it most. The drawing of Thor is just beautiful! I hope you get to cross paths again with Thor and his owner. Your description of him is just beautiful too. I wonder if there are any available to adopt? I have never seen or heard of any available for adoption in my area. It must be rare and wonderful to get that close to something that great. It's as if you had a Native American spiritual connection. Memories last forever too. 

Aug 21, 2017 02:31 PM #19
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thanks, Myrl, for your comments on my blog. Have a great day!

Aug 22, 2017 06:23 AM #20
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
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Ah, geez, Myrl, how can you leave home without your cellphone? Even if you don't sell real estate all of the time, you never know when a prospective client might call. I don't even venture out into the yard to so much as pick a tomato without my cellphone. But then you know how radically obsessed I am. Why, I sold a home in Natomas yesterday (that had been a toughie) just before the total eclipse happened, and I was wishing the agent would hurry up and end the call, LOL.

Aug 22, 2017 08:46 AM #21
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - Thor was in my dreams last night. I was inside a cabin painted white and Thor was there sleeping at the foot of my bed on hardwood floors. I got up to let him outside.... but he wasn't there!!!

Aug 22, 2017 11:37 PM #22
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Good Thursday morning, Myrl. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Aug 24, 2017 03:59 AM #23
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I had no idea that they cross-bred these two animals in real life, Myrl Jeffcoat ... rather thought it had a movie/book existence.  How amazing that you got to see and interact with this amazing animal ... and hear it in action too!  


Aug 24, 2017 08:49 AM #24
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


You will have to use the camera in your eye and heart for this experience. cheers cvc

Aug 24, 2017 08:56 AM #25
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Myrl, you are so lucky to have met Thor ( I'm sorry you didn't have your camera, too) there is a rescue nearby that has 30 Wolf-hybrids, not for adoption but for sanctuary.  They are in the process of getting the necessary permits to move their operation to Red Feather! The animals are so beautiful, but unlike Thor - I guess some do not make the best pets :-(



Aug 24, 2017 09:05 AM #26
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

Roy has taught me to always have a camera with me. Although some times i spend more time gazing and then remeber to take the picture. Have a good Friday Myrl Jeffcoat 

Aug 25, 2017 05:23 AM #27
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Myrl, what a wonderful encounter you had experienced. Huskies are beautiful animals.

Aug 26, 2017 08:54 AM #28
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Thank goodness for good cameras in our cell phones. I try to keep a camera with me at all times.

Aug 26, 2017 07:14 PM #29
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

But at least you will have a great memory, with or without the picture to remind you.  I have seen a few wolf hybrids and they are beautiful creatures.

Aug 26, 2017 08:58 PM #30
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Front Gate Realty ~ 601-991-2900 Office

I'm sorry you missed the photo opportunity. It's a rare moment to be without the cell phone.

Aug 27, 2017 10:00 AM #31
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Myrl, I loved your beautiful and touching story.  Your advice on carrying that camera like a holster beside us, is well appreciated and received by all.  Thank you for sharing. 

Aug 31, 2017 10:51 PM #32
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA.

What an interesting creature - and I shall be sure to keep my cell phone close so I can snap a pic if I encounter Thor!

Oct 23, 2017 03:48 AM #33
Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Myrl - I came here via the reblog by Roy Kelley.  I really appreciate knowing about the photo editing tip.  While I usually have my simple point-shoot camera with me, I find my cell phone quite convenient when an opportunity presents itself.   I really like the story behind the photo too. 

Carol Williams -- I like Myrl's post as a Second Chance Saturday candidate.  With his consistent re-blogging efforts, Roy shows us(and on a consistent basis) about the gems that can be found in ActiveRain.  

Oct 24, 2017 02:51 AM #34
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I'm sorry to hear you couldn't take a photo, but it sounds as though the experience more than made up for it. As the previous owner of a siberian husky, I could just imagine the affection and the howl. Thank you for sharing. 

Oct 28, 2017 03:58 AM #35
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Myrl - that is too bad but I have also missed out because I didn't have a camera in hand.

Oct 28, 2017 05:13 AM #36
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

Hi Myrl

What a fun experience that must have been, but at the same time a major disappointment. I almost always have a camera with me but every now and then...we just have to rely on our photograaphic memories then, don't we?!


Oct 29, 2017 08:53 AM #37
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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Thor's photo is engraved in your memory, so it will never be lost.

Oct 30, 2017 03:57 PM #38
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